Project Update – Fall 2016

By Miranda Rectenwald on September 26, 2016

The Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis Project is happy to welcome three new undergraduate researchers to our team –  Kristi Hagen, Molly Brodsky, and Jennifer Chen. Our semester’s work began September 23 with an orientation session at Olin Library.  Ian Darnell presented on the overall story of...

Exploring the Literary World of William H. Gass

By Jody Mitori on September 22, 2016

Symposium on Sept. 23 will feature a keynote address from WU alumna Susan Bernofsky and an exhibit from WU Libraries’ Special Collections By Jody Mitori In the fall of 2015, William H. Gass Fellow Matthias Göritz and Ignacio Infante, an associate professor of comparative literature and Spanish, w...

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Henry Hampton Film Series: ‘Paris Is Burning’

By Alison Carrick on September 21, 2016

Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Steve Brawley of the St. Louis LG...

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By Jody Mitori on September 20, 2016

In the fall of 2013, WU Libraries asked what users thought about library services, spaces, and collections — and responded accordingly to the helpful feedback received. The significant expansion of open hours at Olin Library is just one example of many improvements made as a result of past survey...

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Watch the Olin Library Transformation Webcam

By Sarah Laaker on September 18, 2016

Now, you can watch the Olin Library Transformation in action! Check out the bird’s-eye view from our webcam. For reference, the top of the image shows the north wall of Whispers Café, which borders the grand stair inside the building. This summer, you can watch the excavation in progress. After t...

NHPRC Grant reveals previously unseen outtakes from Eyes on the Prize

By Alison Carrick on September 16, 2016

Thanks to a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant, the team at Washington University Libraries is nearing completion on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project. All of the interviews from Eyes on the Prize I will soon be available as an online dig...


Microbiology September 2016 | Best Sellers

By Ruth Lewis on September 15, 2016

Microbiology September 2016 | Best Sellers, November 2015 to September 15, 2016 as identified by YBP Library Services. Titles are linked to local copies when available. Welcome to the Microbiome: Getting To Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other Microbes in, on, and Around You DeSalle, Rob Yale...

International Writers Center Exhibit Now on View in Olin

By Julie Hale on September 15, 2016

A new exhibit, International Writers Center: Read Globally, Act Locally, is now on display in Olin Library’s grand staircase foyer. The exhibit features photos, books, correspondence, and ephemera connected to celebrated author William Gass and his 10-year tenure as director of WU’s I...